Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2022) National Core Maternity Indicators, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 08 February 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2022). National Core Maternity Indicators. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/national-core-maternity-indicators
National Core Maternity Indicators. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 28 September 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/national-core-maternity-indicators
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. National Core Maternity Indicators [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2022 [cited 2023 Feb. 8]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/national-core-maternity-indicators
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2022, National Core Maternity Indicators, viewed 8 February 2023, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mothers-babies/national-core-maternity-indicators
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The National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMI) present information on measures of clinical activity and outcomes. The purpose of the NCMIs is to assist in improving the quality of maternity services in Australia by establishing baseline data for monitoring and evaluating practice change. These indicators cover data for the majority of women who gave birth in Australia from 2004 to 2020 and are grouped into 3 broad topic areas—antenatal period, labour and birth, and birth outcomes.
Women younger than 20 years were least likely to access antenatal care in the first trimester in 2020.
Labour was induced for 46% of selected women giving birth for the first time in 2020.
42% of selected women had a non-instrumental vaginal birth for their first birth in 2020, falling from 53% in 2004.
Almost 1 in 4 (24%) women having their first baby vaginally without instruments had an episiotomy in 2020.
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